Water polo aficionados will know that the U.S. Olympic team for men’s water polo held off Italy 12-11 in the second game of Group B play at Ying Tung Natatorium in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics earlier this week. What readers of this blog may not know is that Tim Hutton, a team member who scored at the end of the first period to put Team USA in the lead of that game, is a member of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Seal Beach, Calif. (He is pictured at right.)
Tim, a first-time Olympian, recently wrapped up a four-year water polo career at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated with a degree in political science. He was a two-time All American and recently received the Peter J. Cutino award as the best collegiate water polo player in the country.
Next up for Tim and the rest of Team USA will be a match-up with Serbia on Thursday at 10:50 a.m. local time at the Ying Tung Natatorium. The match is scheduled to be broadcast early Thursday morning in the U.S on NBC. Check your local listings for times.